African Studies Centre Seminar: Queer Politics

Conveners: Miles Larmer and Nayanika Mathur


This special set of joint events focuses on activism and researching activism. In celebrating the global South’s rich experience of popular challenges to injustice, inequality and repression, these seminars will hear presentations from leading civic activists, speaking alongside academics who have researched political and social issues and activist challenges to them. As well as highlighting the diverse and changing foci of activism in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the series will draw attention to the relationship between activist and academic work.


  • Africa: Adriaan van Klinken (Leeds University) and Erick Keizi (Cosmopolitan Affirming Community, Nairobi)


Due to Covid-regulations only members of the University may attend in person, with a maximum audience attendance of 20 persons: unfortunately we will not be able to admit anyone once capacity has been reached.. As a courtesy to others please wear a mask. Those attending in person are required to carry out a Lateral Flow Test shortly before the seminar and should only attend if the result is negative. As an alternative the seminar can also be accessed via Teams, where it is also open to members of the public.


To join the Teams meeting please click here.